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Classic soccer interviews

One of the benefits of the 2020 COVID-19 coronavirus is that it gave us the free time to spends tens of hours collating many of the best classic soccer interviews from our archives.

Over the years, we’ve been fortunate to interview many of the most remarkable soccer players, commentators, writers, analysts and authors. In total, we’ve interviewed hundreds of the smartest minds in soccer. Every interview has a story. Like the time it took us two years to chase down an interview with Toby Charles. Or the months of planning it took to gain the trust of a legendary Southampton footballer who was living in a trailer in New Mexico.

The interviews also include movie stars (Michael Sheen), American soccer stars (Claudio Reyna, Landon Donovan, Tim Howard, Eric Wynalda and others), the first American to play in England’s top flight (John Kerr), a baseball legend who’s a massive soccer fan (Billy Beane) and many others that are not included in the list below (musicians, composers, Hollywood directors – all on the topic of soccer).

To make the interviews more manageable, we’ve divided them into different categories so you can choose which ones are most appropriate for you.

There are literally thousands of hours of quality interviews for you to listen to and read (all listed in alphabetical order based on the last name). It’s a rabbit hole well worth going down, and returning to as we’ll add more interviews from our archives as we find them.


Classic Soccer Interviews

Commentators and analysts

Steve Banyard interview
Phil Bonney interview
Jon Champion interview (plus from 2009)
Toby Charles interview
Ian Crocker interview
Ian Darke interview
JP Dellacamera interview (part 1 and part 2)
Mark Donaldson interview
Peter Drury interview
Efan Ekoku interview
Danny Higginbotham interview
Shaka Hislop interview
Ian Joy interview
Kyle Martino interview
Steve McManaman interview
Guy Mowbray interview
Robbie Mustoe interview (and more)
Derek Rae interview
Stewart Robson interview
Phil Schoen interview
Tommy Smyth interview
Taylor Twellman interview
Clive Tyldesley interview
Martin Tyler interview
Arlo White interview (part 1 and part 2)


European soccer

Patrick Barclay interview (plus video interview)
Warren Barton interview (and more)
Billy Beane interview
Craig Bellamy interview
Roger Bennett interview (and more)
Craig Burley interview (and more)
Mel Charles interview
Martin Chivers interview
David Conn interview
Keith Costigan interview
Chuck Culpepper interview
Jim Daly interview
Ron Davies interview
Jermain Defoe interview
Jay DeMerit interview
John Doyle interview
Mick Dennis interview
Matt Dickinson interview
Wally Downes interview
Kevin Egan interview
Nick Geber interview
Andy Gray interview
Daryl Grove interview
Mark Halsey interview
Duncan Hamilton interview
Harry Harris interview
Ricky Hill interview
Raphael Honigstein interview
Simon Inglis interview
Vinnie Jones interview
Oliver Kay interview
Robbie Earle interview (and more)
Rebecca Lowe interview (and more and more)
Seamus Malin interview
Paul Mariner interview
Rodney Marsh interview
Bobby McMahon interview (and more and more)
Janusz Michallik interview
Luke Moore interview
Kay Murray interview
John Nicholson interview
Mikel John Obi interview
Gary O’Reilly interview (and more)
Steve Parish interview
David Peace interview
Graham Poll interview
Joe Prince-Wright interview
Barney Ronay interview
Paul Scholes interview
Michael Sheen interview
Charlie Stillitano interview (and more)
Swansea City interview
Daniel Taylor interview
John Terry interview
Nick Webster interview
Steven Wells interview
Henry Winter interview (and video interview)


Major League Soccer and US National Team

American Outlaws interview
Alejandro Bedoya interview
Liviu Bird interview
Charles Boehm interview
Rachel Bonnetta interview
Max Bretos interview
Andrea Canales interview
Jeff Carlisle interview
Paul Carr interview
Rocco Commisso interview
Jimmy Conrad interview
Paul Crowder interview
Jason Davis interview
Steve Davis interview
Landon Donovan interview
Maurice Edu interview
Richard Farley interview
Drew Farmer interview
Brad Friedel interview
Ives Galarcep interview
Paul Gardner interview
Mike Gastineau interview
Herculez Gomez interview
Omar Gonzalez interview
Marcus Hahnemann interview
John Harkes interview
Adrian Healey interview
Stu Holden interview (and more)
Tim Howard interview
Robert Jonas interview
Cobi Jones interview
John Kerr interview
Kartik Krishnaiyer interview (and more)
Alexi Lalas interview
Greg Lalas interview
Meg Linehan interview
Jonathan Lintner interview
Brian McBride interview (and more)
Dax McCarty interview
Bruce McGuire interview
Tony Meola interview (and more and more)
Shep Messing interview
Christian Miles interview
Jaime Moreno interview
Caitlin Murray interview
Jeremiah Oshan interview
Ian Plenderleith interview
Claudio Reyna interview
Duane Rollins interview
Thomas Rongen interview (and more)
Jeff Rusnak interview
Sebastian Salazar interview
Giovanni Savarese interview
Chris Schlosser interview
Brian Sciaretta interview
Rob Stone interview
Jonathan Tannenwald interview
Jamie Trecker interview
Grant Wahl interview
David Wangerin interview
Ted Westervelt interview (and more and more)
Sean Wheelock interview
Peter Wilt interview
Eric Wynalda interview


Classic soccer interviews: World soccer

Dotun Adebayo interview
Juan Arango interview
Jon Arnold interview
Guillem Balague interview
Andy Brassell interview
Jonathan Calvert interview
Andrés Cantor interview
Nico Cantor interview
Simon Chadwick interview
Andres Cordero interview
Franklin Foer interview
Raphael Gellar interview
David Goldblatt interview (and more)
Declan Hill interview (and more)
Simon Hill interview (and more)
Ray Hudson interview
Andrew Jennings interview
Jonathan Johnson interview
Mario Kempes interview
Patrick Kluivert interview
Simon Kuper interview
Andy MacVannan interview
Gabriele Marcotti interview
Tom Marshall interview
Mario Melchiot interview
Bonita Mersiades interview
David Mosse interview
Keir Radnedge interview
Jeremy St Louis interview
Stefan Szymanski interview
John Turnbull interview
Tim Vickery interview
Jonathan Wilson interview


Classic soccer interviews: Women’s soccer

Caitlin Murray interview
Former NWSL Commissioner Jeff Plush interview


Classic soccer interviews: LaLiga

Phil Ball interview
Graham Hunter interview
Sid Lowe interview
Dan Thomas interview


Classic soccer interviews: Arsenal

ArseBlogger interview
Arsenal America interview (and more)
Lee Dixon interview


Classic soccer interviews: Everton

Everton USA interview
David France interview
Ronny Goodlass interview
Matt Jones interview
Lyndon Lloyd interview
Joe Royle interview


Classic soccer interviews: Liverpool FC

Chris Bascombe interview
Simon Davis interview
David Fairclough interview
Daniel Gordon interview
Jan Molby interview
Steve Nicol interview
Oscar Öberg interview
Tom Werner interview
Ronnie Whelan interview
Roy Yates interview


Classic soccer interviews: Manchester United

Gary Bailey interview
Steve Bower interview
Andy Cole interview
Søren Frank interview
David Hall interview
David Herman interview
Jamie Jackson interview
Hayley McQueen interview
Andy Mitten interview
Adam Sweeney interview
Dwight Yorke interview


Classic soccer interviews: Tottenham Hotspur

Ossie Ardiles interview
Martin Chivers interview
Phil Cornwell interview
Ledley King interview
Alan Mullery interview


Classic soccer interviews: Soccer video games and computer games

Richard Beresh interview
Tim Blair interview
Miles Jacobson interview
Mike LaBelle interview
Kevin Toms interview


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